US home rental platform Vacasa has teamed up with Dr Seuss Enterprises to sell overnight stays in the Grinch’s cave this festive season. Jenny Southan reports
For the first time ever, holidaymakers will be able to book a stay in the Grinch’s cave, a fictional location dreamt up by American children’s author Dr Seuss in the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and now brought to life through a partnership with Vacasa.
Located just outside Boulder in Utah, the multi-level residence will be available for stays between December 13 to 23, 2021, and only cost US$19.57 (plus tax) via Vacasa in honor of the book’s original release in 1957. Guests will include “Vacasa’s signature guest and home care – with a few extra touches”. Now dead, Dr Seuss’s legacy is managed by Dr Seuss Enterprises, a leading global children’s entertainment company focused on promoting literacy, education, self-confidence through the works of the author.
The company was established in 1993 and is based in San Diego. Global endeavors include publishing, film, TV, stage productions, exhibitions, digital media, licensed merchandise, and other strategic partnerships.
According to a statement from Vacasa, the story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! will be “brought to life for a limited time, giving holiday revellers the chance to experience the Grinch and his dog Max’s home like never before”. Located “Three thousand feet up, Up the side of Mt. Crumpit,” on a beautiful, remote property, the 530 sqm hand-carved cave on the side of a massive stone mountain features a kitchen stocked with “roastable beast”, “Who-pudding” and an emergency stash of “Who-hash” (just like in the book).
A music room includes the Grinch’s organ alongside Max’s drum set, a study, plus two bedrooms and bathrooms with toilets.
Vacasa says: “Everywhere they go, visitors will be completely immersed in the world of the Grinch. Even more, the house is outfitted with all of Grinch’s gadgets; his over-the-top coffee machine, armoire with green furry pants, and all the kitchen supplies one would need to host a festive feast.”
Interested visitors are encouraged to visit vacasa.com/Grinch for a 3D tour of the cave.